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February 18, 2021

Alive but not well: it’s a hard life for Myanmar’s democracy

Stefano Ruzza What does the recent military coup tell us about the prospects for Myanmar’s regime? Stefano Ruzza argues that while the country's semi-democracy is not dead, it is unlikely ever to escape occasional authoritarian interventions Was it really a coup? On 1 February Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, seized control of government from National League for Democracy […] Read more
February 12, 2021

Is a new cold war between the USA and China now more likely with Joe Biden in the White House?

Ruairidh Brown An absence of ideological universalism means that China-US relations have so far managed to escape a Cold War situation, writes Ruairidh Brown. With Biden’s promise of a value-centred American Foreign Policy, this could be about to change Read more
January 29, 2021

Joe Biden will balance security interests and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

Veronica Anghel Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative Read more
December 8, 2020

China just co-created the world’s biggest trade block. So is China’s New World Order already here?

Matthew Stephen The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is only the latest of many new multilateral institutions created by China. An alternative to the American-led liberal international order looks increasingly viable, suggests Matthew Stephen Read more
November 20, 2020

Putinomics and Covid-19 is slowly killing Russia’s economy

Albrecht Rothacher The impact of Covid-19 has laid bare the structural weaknesses of the Russian economy, dependent as it is upon nefarious practices and long-term assumptions about perennial growth in the world market for oil and gas, writes Albrecht Rothacher. And in the face of rising Chinese competition, future prospects are bleak Read more
October 14, 2020

China may be challenging the US-led international order – but not in the way the US thinks

Lorenzo Termine China today is understood as a 'revolutionary revisionist power’ striving to change the US-led international order. Yet, write Lorenzo Termine and Gabriele Natalizia, there is another type of revisionism, best described as ‘incremental’, that uses more moderate strategies to achieve its goals Read more

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